Would it be an alternative to say: Ils ont du [accent] leur devoirs avant le diner [accent]" (which I believe translates to "They must have finished their homework before dinner.")
Can you please explain how these are different?
What a great question! ;-)
These two statements aren't equivalent:
-> using "il faut que + [Subjonctif]" (in Le Présent) means that there's an absolute need/condition to fill in before they can dinner
-> using "avoir dû + [faire quelque chose]" gives a slight feeling of uncertainty
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
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